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The birth of apache.

Rob Mccool --- developed NCSA httpd in 1994 and the code was publically available. Brian Behlendrof and Cliff Skolnick then set up a mailing list and CVS later. Thus came apache into existance. Apache was released in april 1995

Getting Started.

Download apache 2 from

Verify the integrity of the download using PGP or MD% signature

Download the KEYS and the asc signature files from the main distribution directory

             #pgp -ka KEYS
             #pgp  apache_<version>.tar.gz.asc
             #gpg  --import KEYS
             #gpg  --verify apache_<version>.tar.gz/asc

Verify the MD5 integrity of the file also.

Apache 2 installation process.

Login as root and create a directory called /apache2 and copy the file httpd-<version>.tar.gz

                #gunzip httpd-<version>.tar.gz
                #tar -xvf httpd-<version>.tar.gz
                #cd httpd-<version>
                #./configure --help  <to check all the configuraton flags>
                #./configure --prefix=/usr/local/apche2
                #make install

Starting apache 2

               #/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start

Stopping apache2

              #/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl stop

Checking the configuration file

             #/usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl configtest

For apache to support DSO dynamic shared object it has to be complied with mod_so module

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